With businesses closing their doors, pay cuts and job losses have become a harsh reality, proving that the lockdown has taken its toll on South Africa’s economy. However, you can transform an experience of adversity into an opportunity for growth, thanks to an exciting community initiative. If you’re a business-savvy GLAMOUR girl with your own side hustle going strong, you’re going to love this one.
SA Lockdown (salockdown.co.za) is an online platform giving independent professionals and small-to-medium enterprise (SME) owners, the opportunity to flaunt their skills by producing interactive content. The content could range from virtual consultations and one-on-one lessons to Q&A sessions and how-to demonstrations.
Each piece of content is a billable service, which will be included in the variety of offers featured on SA Lockdown. Just as you would on an e-commerce site, customers can explore the offers, select as many as they wish and add them to their cart. The platform brings a new flavour to the dish of online shopping, and it’s unlike any other we’ve tasted before!
Because it highlights fresh alternatives to in-person services, using the power of the internet, SA Lockdown is changing the game in remote working. Here’s how you can be part of the action:
Step 1: Sign Up
Complete the registration form (salockdown.co.za/register-your-expertise/) to stand the chance of joining SA Lockdown’s network of experts. Registration is free and service providers in any field can join. Think IT, education, fitness and photography. The options are endless.
Step 2: Get Approved
To ensure the safety of all users, the SA Lockdown team will review the information that you submit. If they like what they see, your registration will be approved and you’ll receive login details so that you can access a personalised space for your profile.
Step 3: Add Your Offer
Now that you’ve got the green light, it’s time to make that money honey! Design an offer that briefly describes your service and how much you’ll charge for it. You can either specify a fixed price, or allow your customer to name their price, and deliver a service of that value.